Monday, November 19, 2007

Prophet Ayub

CIMG4156 On our way to the Cedars of Barooq, we visited the shrine of Prophet Ayub, he was a descendant of A'mis, the third son of Ishaq. Allah had granted him great wealth and a large family, and he lived in comfort and peace.

Allah wanted to test his steadfastness of faith in plenty and in deprivation. Once lightening struck his live stock and all his animals perished. This was followed by a storm that destroyed his crops. The test of deprivation continued, and his house collapsed over his family, killing all his children.

The trial of patience continued, and Ayub developed ulcers over all his body, and the maggots ate his rotting flesh. At these troubled times, many of his friends and followers abandoned him. Only his beloved wife Raheemah stayed with him throughout his troubles. She washed and caressed his wounds and fed him with whatever she could gather.

CIMG4162 The towns people forced him and his devoted wife out into the wilderness. The series of painful trials did not shake him in his belief in the Benevolence of Allah. He exhibited his contentment over the trials of life and with whatever meager provisions he had. Allah was pleased with His steadfast servant and send Archangel Gibrael and gave him full recovery from his oozing sores, by striking his sword into the mountain wall, where water flowed, to heel his wounds . Upon recovery from his illness, he toiled in his land and regained his wealth that far exceeded his previous possessions. Allah granted him new and expanded progeny. His circle of friends and followers grew larger than ever, and all wonderd over what Ayub had sustained. This added greater strength to the faith of the believers.

The patience and perseverance of Ayub in the face of all suffering is proverbial and the best example for people of all times. Ya Saber Ayub.

4 comments:

amer said...

I love your blog, a unique and vivid perspective of our ancestors and religion, augmented by some great pictures. Keep up the good work.

Intlxpatr said...

I love this post. We call him Job (with a long 'o') and I always wonder if I could remain faithful with the trials and hardships he underwent.

I love it, too, that you are sharing this trip with us!

abo Yousef said...

first of all with all these holy sites visits you guys will come back to kuwait with long beards ,and will be talking like nullahs.

I thought Prophet Auyb's grave in Salalah Oman ?????

There is a very good lesson from this visit , Men must treat Women nicely because in time of trouble only your wives will help you out . So gentlemen dont forget to bring expensive gifts to your wives , may i suggest Diamonds , when you get back to kuwait .

amer said...

"because in time of trouble only your wives will help you out "

Ain't that the truth.